Jordin DeMarinis named WV Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year

Jordin DeMarinis has been a lifelong member of The Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle’s Morgan County Unit since her first day of kindergarten.  She has continued to grow up in the club by being a mentor, friend and role model to many other members.
She is an active keystone member where she has held positions as treasurer, vice president and president.  She has been a  Jr. Staff member and volunteer  since middle school where she has created and incorporated several unique programs into the curriculum, as well as a camp counselor during yearly summer camps.
She has been involved and assisted with numerous programs at the club including, homework assistance, arts and crafts, edible arts and sciences and anti bullying and social competency skills classes.
DeMarinis has also excelled in her education, especially science, during her high school career and was chosen to represent the club and the state of West Virginia at several national USDA science programs where she had the opportunity to travel to Hawaii among several other states.
She is a member of the Principals’ Honor Award, marching Band, Jazz Band, Honor Band and Tri M.
She is attending Marshall University where she plans to major in Animal Science to be an Equine Veterinarian.
DeMarinis was first chosen to represent the Morgan County Unit in a local regional competition among Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson county clubs.  After winning at that level she went on to compete against all other West Virginia regional club winners and triumphantly claimed the state title in March.
She will go on to compete for the mid western region on September 9.  This years competition will be one for the history books since it is being held all virtually.  The state winners usually meet in several conferences and community service adventures as well as many getting to know you activities, so this is a new adventure for them all.